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The 3 Daughters of King Coluath O'Hara - Page 12

Jussie and the Chicago Police - Okay well this week a guy named "Jussie" (?) who is on a television show I've never watched, he claimed he was leaving a restaurant in Chicago at 2:30 am in seven degree weather, when he was accosted by two white men. This was in the 300 block of E. North Water Street. Jussie alleged that these two white men from a heavily Democrat city in a heavily Democrat state told him he was in "MAGA Country", and called him several names including homophobic and racial slurs.

Jussie further alleged that the two white men who were very familiar with his television program put a rope around his neck and dumped bleach on him in seven degree weather. Jussie went to an area hospital with the rope still around his neck, I guess to prove that the assault happened. You know, if you go to Google Maps and click "Nearby" and click "Restaurants Nearby", you see that the Bellwether Meeting House and Eatery has a 4am license. I wonder if he was there.

New Presidential candidate Cory Booker said that "The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching," (probably because of the rope, if I had to guess).

300 N Water Street is only one block from Chicago's famous "Magnificent Mile". Lot of video cameras around that area, both private and police. The sixty-second assault allegedly occurred out of view of any cameras.

Jussie alleged that he was on the telephone with his manager when the attack happened. When the police asked for his cellular phone records to corroborate his story, Jussie refused.

Chicago Police are investigating this as a "hate crime". You'll remember last year in the "Facebook Four" case when four black teenagers kidnapped a white teenager, and then video recorded themselves calling the white teenager racial slurs, and beating him, this was investigated as a hate crime. All four teenagers pled guilty to committing a hate crime and were sentenced to between three and eight years in prison (except for one who got 200 hours of community service).

Anyway, in this week's page I gotta wonder why it was the Cook that the Queen brought with her to check up on her daughters. It's possible that there's a suggestion there of "soul work", because of the Cook's relationship to the Kitchen. It's like there's fire there in the kitchen, right, and it's a humble place. Very distant from the Queen and her realm, yet necessary because the Queen has to eat too. I dunno, you can dig real deep into this sort of stuff and never come out with the final layer answer. It's interesting, though.

Okay, I gotta go! I hope you enjoyed visiting, and please come back next week!

Comic transcript

You're reading a page from a comic book based on the ancient Irish Myth the Three daughters of King Coluath O'hara. The translation and story was from Jeremiah Curtin's book Irish Myths and Fairy Tales but don't go and spoil the comic by reading it. I'll be posting a page a week, and the first page is here. Please let me know in the comments if you want to buy a copy and end the suspense, and if enough people want it then hey I'll publish it. Thanks!

And so when the Queen looked in the bedrooms of the middle and oldest daughters, instead of the two men who had brought them to the feast, were two seals, fast asleep. The Queen was greatly troubled at the sight of the seals.

When she and the cook were returning, they came upon the skin of the white dog.

This is interesting - up to this point in the story, the narrator hadn't mentioned that the white dog was a skin. The implication was that the guy simply transformed back and forth between a white dog and a human, like a lycanthrope. But no, it was a skin and I guess he took it off at night. I'm reminded of selkie stories again. In those, the seals swam onto shore then took off their seal skins and frolicked as humans. If a human captured their skin the selkie would do just about anything for you in hopes of getting it back one day.

She caught it up as she went, and threw it into the kitchen fire. (Huh, fire again.)

The skin was not five minutes in the fire when it gave a crack that woke not only all in the castle, but all in the country for miles around.

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